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Forecasting Dengue: Challenges and a Way Forward
Forecasting Dengue: Challenges and a Way Forward
Hokkaido University | Nov 11, 2019
An international team has been improving dengue infection outbreak predictions, highlighting the challenges researchers face when attempting to build successful forecasting models
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A Novel Method to Identify Patterns among Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions
A Novel Method to Identify Patterns among Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Mount Sinai Hospital | Nov 8, 2019
By shedding light on several unexpected disease clusters and their costs, this work could inform new approaches for managing chronic conditions
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Rare Diseases: Over 300 Million Patients Affected Worldwide
Rare Diseases: Over 300 Million Patients Affected Worldwide
Institut National De La Santé Et De La Recherche Médicale | Oct 24, 2019
Recent study is the first to analyze the available data on rare diseases with such precision
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Large Genome-Wide Association Study Illuminates Genetic Risk Factors for Gout
Large Genome-Wide Association Study Illuminates Genetic Risk Factors for Gout
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health | Oct 9, 2019
Analysis of DNA from nearly half million people should speed efforts to develop gout screening tests, treatments
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Hypoglycemia Prevention Could Cut Hospital Stays
Hypoglycemia Prevention Could Cut Hospital Stays
University of East Anglia | Oct 4, 2019
Recent research shows that people with diabetes, who were exposed to hypoglycemia during their admission, had an increased average length of stay of 4.1 days compared to those with diabetes who did not become hypoglycemic during their admission
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Uncovering New Therapeutic Targets for Airway Inflammation in Sickle Cell Disease
Uncovering New Therapeutic Targets for Airway Inflammation in Sickle Cell Disease
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. | Oct 3, 2019
In a recent pilot, cross sectional study, both systemic and airway inflammatory markers were compared in patients with sickle cell disease with and without asthma or obstructive airway symptoms
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Blood Test Can Replace Invasive Biopsy for More Patients with Lung Cancer
Blood Test Can Replace Invasive Biopsy for More Patients with Lung Cancer
European Society for Medical Oncology | Oct 1, 2019
A growing number of patients with advanced lung cancer could soon be offered a blood test to help to decide the best treatment
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Discovery of 'Hidden' Outbreak Hints That Zika Virus Can Spread Silently
Discovery of 'Hidden' Outbreak Hints That Zika Virus Can Spread Silently
The Scripps Research Institute | Aug 22, 2019
A genomics study of travel-associated Zika cases reveals an undiscovered outbreak in Cuba in 2017, underscoring the need for coordinated disease surveillance
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Feasibility of Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions in Community Hospitals
Feasibility of Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions in Community Hospitals
JAMA Network Open | Aug 16, 2019
Study finds that "postprescription audit and review is a feasible and effective strategy for antimicrobial stewardship in settings with limited resources and expertise "
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Novel Method Identifies Patients at Risk for HIV Who May Benefit from PrEP Strategies
Novel Method Identifies Patients at Risk for HIV Who May Benefit from PrEP Strategies
National Institute of Mental Health | Jul 11, 2019
NIH-funded studies demonstrate the value of automated prediction algorithms that could be used to prevent new HIV infections